Soldier
Eminem Lyrics


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I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier (la-da-da, da-da-da-da)
I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier (yo)

Never was a thug, just infatuated with guns
Never was a gangsta 'til I graduated to one
And got the rep of a villain for weapon concealin'
Took the image of a thug, kept shit appealin'
Willin' to stick out my neck for respect
If it meant life or death, never live to regret what I said
When you're me, people just want to see if it's true
If it's you, what you say in your raps, what you do
So they feel it's part of your obligation to fulfill
When they see you on the streets, face to face, are you for real
In confrontation, ain't no conversation, if you feel
You're in violation, any hesitation'll get you killed
If you feel it, kill it, if you conceal it, reveal it
Being reasonable will leave you full of bullets
Pull it, squeeze it 'til it's empty, tempt me, push me, pussies
I need a good reason to give this trigger a good squeeze

I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
I'm a soldier, even if my collarbones crush or crumble
I will never slip or stumble
I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
I'm a soldier, even if my collarbones crush or crumble
I will never stumble

I love pissin' you off, it gets me off
Like my lawyers when the fuckin' judge lets me off
All you motherfuckers gotta do is set me off
I'll violate and all the motherfucking bets be off
I'm a lit fuse, anything I do, bitch, it's news
Pistol whippin' motherfucking bouncers, 6'2"
Who needs bullets? As soon as I pull it, you sweat bullets
An excellent method to get rid of the next bully
It's actually better 'cause instead of you murderin'
You can hurt 'em and come back again and kick dirt at 'em
It's like pourin' salt in the wounds, assault and get sued
You can smell the lawsuits soon as I waltz in the room
Everybody halts and stops, calls the cops
All you see is bitches coming out their halter tops
Running and ducking out the Hot Rocks parking lot
You'll all get shot whether it's your fault or not, 'cause I'm a

I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
I'm a soldier, even if my collarbones crush or crumble
I will never slip or stumble
I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
I'm a soldier, even if my collarbones crush or crumble
I will never stumble

I spit it slow so these kids know that I'm talking to 'em
Give it back to these damn critics and sock it to 'em
I'm like a thug with a little bit of Pac influence
I spew it, and look how I got you bitches rockin' to it
You motherfuckers could never do it like I could do it
Don't even try it, you'll look stupid, do not pursue it
Don't ever in your life try to knock the truest
I spit the illest shit ever been dropped in two-inch
So ticky-tock, listen as the sound ticks on the clock
Listen to the sound of Kim as she licks on a cock
Listen to the sound of me spillin' my heart through this pen
Motherfuckers know that I'll never be Marshall again
Full of controversy until I retire my jersey
'Til the fire inside dies and expires at thirty
And Lord have mercy on any more of these rappers that verse me
And put a curse on authorities in the face of adversity, I'm a

I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
I'm a soldier, even if my collarbones crush or crumble
I will never slip or stumble
I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
I'm a soldier, even if my collarbones crush or crumble
I will never stumble

Yo left, yo left, yo left
Right, left

Yo left, yo left, yo left
Right, left

Yo left, yo left, yo left
Right, left





Yo left, yo left, yo left
Right, left

Overall Meaning

In Eminem's song "Soldier," he declares himself as a soldier with the strength to withstand any challenge. He describes his journey from being a regular guy to a gun-toting man, with the reputation of a villain. Eminem also touches on the pressure placed on him by fans and the media to maintain a specific image. He speaks about how his words and actions are scrutinized and how he must live up to an expected standard. He describes his readiness to defend himself and his beliefs, stating that he will never back down. The chorus of the song repeats that he is a soldier, and he will never stumble or fall.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier (la-da-da, da-da-da-da)
I'm a tough and relentless warrior who puts everything on the line to fight for what I believe in.


Never was a thug, just infatuated with guns
Although I was always fascinated by firearms, I never really had the mindset of a real gangster or criminal.


Never was a gangsta 'til I graduated to one
However, as I got exposed to more violent activities, I started acting like a full-fledged gangster.


And got the rep of a villain for weapon concealin'
My reputation as a ruthless and dangerous character stems from my tendency to carry weapons and hide them from the public.


Took the image of a thug, kept shit appealin'
I adopted the appearance and persona of a thug, and I made sure to maintain a strong and intimidating presence around others.


Willin' to stick out my neck for respect
I am fully prepared to take great risks to earn the respect of others and assert my dominance in any situation.


If it meant life or death, never live to regret what I said
I am willing to die for my beliefs, and I would rather die than regret anything I have said or done.


When you're me, people just want to see if it's true
As a famous person, people constantly want to test my authenticity and see if I truly live up to my public persona.


If it's you, what you say in your raps, what you do
People want to see if the things I rap about or claim to do in my songs are actually true and reflected in my real life.


So they feel it's part of your obligation to fulfill
Because of my celebrity status, fans and critics alike believe that it is my duty to live up to certain expectations they have of me.


When they see you on the streets, face to face, are you for real
People want to see if the image and reputation I have created for myself online and in my music is actually authentic and can be displayed in person.


In confrontation, ain't no conversation, if you feel
When there is a conflict or confrontation, there is no time for talking, and I am prepared to take immediate and decisive action if necessary.


You're in violation, any hesitation'll get you killed
If someone disobeys or threatens me, any moment of hesitation could lead to deadly consequences for them.


If you feel it, kill it, if you conceal it, reveal it
If you have any violent or negative emotions or intentions, you need to confront them head-on instead of hiding them or pretending they don't exist.


Being reasonable will leave you full of bullets
Trying to reason or negotiate with me may be a fatal mistake, and it's always better to approach me with caution and respect.


Pull it, squeeze it 'til it's empty, tempt me, push me, pussies
If I am provoked or challenged, I will not hesitate to use my weapon and put myself and others in danger.


I need a good reason to give this trigger a good squeeze
I am not trigger-happy or violent for no reason; I only react with violence when there is a legitimate and pressing threat to my safety or wellbeing.


I'm a soldier, these shoulders hold up so much
I am a resilient and unstoppable force that can bear the weight of any challenge or obstacle.


They won't budge, I'll never fall or fold up
No matter what happens, I will not surrender or give up on my goals or beliefs.


Even if my collarbones crush or crumble, I will never slip or stumble
Even when facing extreme physical or emotional pain or stress, I will remain strong and resolute in my convictions and actions.


I love pissin' you off, it gets me off
I take pleasure in aggravating and angering others, and it fuels my aggressive and dominant personality.


Like my lawyers when the fuckin' judge lets me off
I feel a rush of excitement and power when I am able to get away with things or beat the system, much like how my lawyers feel when they win a difficult case.


All you motherfuckers gotta do is set me off
All it takes to make me explode with rage or violence is to push me over the edge or challenge my authority or ego.


I'll violate and all the motherfucking bets be off
If someone crosses me or challenges me, I am willing to use any means necessary to assert my dominance and power, and nothing is off-limits.


I'm a lit fuse, anything I do, bitch, it's news
My actions and words carry a lot of weight and influence, and everything I do is under constant scrutiny and attention from the media and public.


Pistol whippin' motherfucking bouncers, 6'2"
I have no qualms about using violence and intimidation against anyone who tries to challenge or resist me, even if they are physically larger or stronger than me.


Who needs bullets? As soon as I pull it, you sweat bullets
I can use fear and intimidation as weapons just as effectively as actual firearms, and the mere sight of me can make people feel threatened and intimidated.


An excellent method to get rid of the next bully
By being more aggressive and dominant than other bullies, I can often silence or eliminate them from my life and create a sense of order and power.


It's actually better 'cause instead of you murderin', you can hurt 'em and come back again and kick dirt at 'em
Instead of outright killing or seriously injuring someone who challenges me, I prefer to inflict emotional or psychological pain on them and make them feel powerless and humiliated.


It's like pourin' salt in the wounds, assault and get sued
My words and actions often have serious and lasting consequences for others, and I am often targeted with lawsuits and legal actions as a result.


You can smell the lawsuits soon as I waltz in the room
Because of my reputation and history of controversy, legal issues are often quick to arise whenever I enter a room or engage with others, even if I am not actively seeking attention or conflict.


Everybody halts and stops, calls the cops
When people encounter me, they often freeze or become intimidated, and they may feel the need to call law enforcement to protect themselves or others.


All you see is bitches comin' out their halter tops
Even women who are typically confident and unafraid may be reduced to sexual objects and become fearful or submissive when faced with my domineering and violent personality.


Running and duckin' out the Hot Rocks parking lot
People often flee or hide from me when they encounter me, and there is a sense of chaos and danger that follows me wherever I go.


You'll all get shot whether it's your fault or not, 'cause I'm a
Even innocent bystanders or people who have done nothing to harm me may become caught up in my violent and chaotic wake, because I am always prepared to use any means necessary to assert my power and control.


I spit it slow so these kids know that I'm talkin' to 'em
My music is intended to send a message to young people and teach them important life lessons about resilience, courage, and standing up for oneself.


Give it back to these damn critics and sock it to 'em
I use my music to challenge and undermine my critics and those who doubt the authenticity of my art and persona.


I'm like a thug with a little bit of Pac influence
I draw inspiration from the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and I aim to incorporate his powerful and aggressive style into my own music and image.


I spew it, and look how I got you bitches rockin' to it
My music is powerful and inspiring, and it has the ability to connect with people and empower them to stand up for themselves and fight against oppression and injustice.


You motherfuckers could never do it like I could do it
I am an unparalleled master of my craft, and no one else can achieve the level of success and influence that I have created for myself.


Don't even try it, you'll look stupid, do not pursue it
Attempting to challenge or compete with me is a foolish and pointless endeavor, and it will only result in humiliation and defeat.


Don't ever in your life try to knock the truest
My authenticity and integrity are beyond question, and anyone who tries to challenge or undermine them will face swift and merciless consequences.


I spit the illest shit ever been dropped in two-inch
My lyrics and rhymes are incredibly powerful and thought-provoking, and they have the ability to inspire and motivate people to make positive changes in their lives and the world around them.


So ticky-tock, listen as the sound ticks on the clock
Time is always ticking away, and the world is always changing and evolving, but my music and message will continue to endure and inspire future generations.


Listen to the sound of Kim as she licks on a cock
Even amid all the chaos and violence in the world, there is still room for passion and intimacy, and I am not afraid to include provocative or intimate themes in my music.


Listen to the sound of me spillin' my heart through this pen
My music is a direct reflection of my innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and it is a powerful medium for me to express myself and connect with others on a deeper level.


Motherfuckers know that I'll never be Marshall again
I have evolved and matured as an artist and person, and I will never be the same person I was when I first started out in the music industry.


Full of controversy until I retire my jersey
My career has always been marked by controversy and conflict, and it will continue to be until the day I retire from music.


'Til the fire inside dies and expires at thirty
I will continue to make music and fight for what I believe in as long as I am physically and mentally able, but I know that my passion and intensity will eventually diminish with age and experience.


And Lord have mercy on any more of these rappers that verse me
Other rappers who challenge or compete with me will face intense scrutiny and aggression, and they will likely never be able to achieve the level of influence and success that I have created for myself.


And put a curse on authorities in the face of adversity, I'm a
Even in the face of overwhelming adversity and opposition, I refuse to back down or give up, and I will always fight for what I believe in and challenge those in positions of power and authority.


Yo left, yo left, yo left, Right, left
These final lines are a reference to military drills and exercises, emphasizing the theme of being a soldier and always being ready to face any challenge or obstacle head-on.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Luis Edgardo Resto, Marshall B Mathers

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Honour


on The Real Slim Shady

May I have your attention, please?
May I have your attention, please?
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
I repeat, will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
We're gonna have a problem here

Y'all act like you never seen a white person before
Jaws all on the floor like Pam like Tommy just burst in the door
And started whoopin' her ass worse than before
They first were divorced, throwing' her over furniture (ah)
It's the return of the "ah, wait, no way, you're kidding
He didn't just say what I think he did, did he?"
And Dr. Dre said, nothing, you idiots
Dr. Dre's dead, he's locked in my basement (ha ha)
Feminist women love Eminem
"Chicka, chicka, chicka, Slim Shady, I'm sick of him
Look at him, walkin' around, grabbing' his you-know-what
Flippin' the you-know-who"
"Yeah, but he's so cute though"
Yeah, I probably got a couple of screws up in my head loose
But no worse than what s going' on in your parents' bedrooms
Sometimes I wanna get on TV and just let loose
But can't, but it's cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose
"My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips"
And if I'm lucky, you might just give it a little kiss
And that's the message that we deliver to little kids
And expect them not to know what a woman's clitoris is
Of course they're gonna know what intercourse is
By the time they hit fourth grade
They've got the Discovery Channel, don't they?
We ain't nothin' but mammals, well, some of us, cannibals
Who cut other people open like cantaloupes
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes
Then there's no reason that a man and another man can't elope
But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote
Women, wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus, and it goes

I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records
Well, I do, so fuck him and fuck you too
You think I give a damn about a Grammy?
Half of you critics can't even stomach me, let alone stand me
"But Slim, what if you win, wouldn't it be weird?"
Why, so you guys could just lie to get me here?
So you can sit me here next to Britney Spears?
Shit, Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs
So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst
And hear 'em argue over who she gave head to first
Little bitch put me on blast on MTV
"Yeah, he's cute, but I think he's married to Kim, hee-hee"
I should download her audio on MP3
And show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD (ah)
I'm sick of you little girl and boy groups
All you do is annoy me, so I have been sent here to destroy you
And there's a million of us just like me
Who cuss like me, who just don't give a fuck like me
Who dress like me, walk, talk and act like me
And just might be the next best thing, but not quite me

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

I'm like a headtrip to listen to, 'cause I'm only giving' you
Things you joke about with your friends inside your living' room
The only difference is I got the balls to say it in front of y'all
And I don't gotta be false or sugarcoat it at all
I just get on the mic and spit it
And whether you like to admit it, I just shit it
Better than ninety percent of you rappers out can
Then you wonder, "how can
Kids eat up these albums like Valiums?"
It's funny, 'cause at the rate I'm going, when I'm thirty
I'll be the only person in the nursing home flirting
Pinching nurses asses when I'm jacking off with Jergens
And I'm jerking, but this whole bag of Viagra isn't working
And every single person is a Slim Shady lurking
He could be working at Burger King, spitting' on your onion rings
Or in the parking lot, circling, screaming, "I don't give a fuck"
With his windows down and his system up
So will the real Shady please stand up
And put one of those fingers on each hand up?
And be proud to be outta your mind and outta control
And one more time, loud as you can, how does it go?

I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes, I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?

Ha ha, I guess there's a Slim Shady in all of us
Fuck it, let's all stand up

Noah


on Remember Me?

Remember me? S executions
Remember me? I have no remorse
Remember me? I'm high-powered
Remember me? I drop bombs like Hiroshima

For this one, they scream "X, you retarded?!"
'Cause I grab the mic and get down like syndrome
Hide and roam into the masses
Without boundaries, which qualifies me
For the term "universal" without no rehearsal
I leak words that's controversial
Like I'm not the one you wanna contest, see
'Cause I'll hit your ass like the train did that bitch
That got banned from TV, heavyweight getup
Hit you, watch your whole head split up
Loco is the motion, we comin' through
Hollow-tips is the lead the .45 threw

Remember me? Throw your guns in the air
Remember me? Slam, slam
Remember me? Nigga, back the fuck up
Remember me? Chka-chka-Onyx

Niggas that take no for an answer get told no
Yeah, I been told no, but it was more like "No! No! No!"
Life a bitch, met her, fuck you if you let her
Better come better than better to be a competitor
This vet is ahead of the shit, it's all redder, you deader and deader
A medic instead of the cheddars and credda
Settle vendetta with metal Beretta from ghetto to ghetto
Evidence, nope, never leave a shred of
I got the soul of every rapper in me, love me or hate me
My moms got raped by the industry and made me
I'm the illest nigga ever, I told you
I get more pussy than them dyke bitches Total
Want beef, nigga? Pfft, you better dead that shit
My name should be Can't-Believe-That-Nigga-Said-That-Shit
Probably sayin' he ain't a killer, but I'm killin' myself
Smoke death, fuck bitches raw on the kitchen floor
So think what I'ma do to you, have done to you
Got niggas in my hood who'd do that shit for a blunt or two
What you wanna do? Cocksuckers, we Glock busters
'Til the cops cuff us, gon' start ruckus and drop blockbusters
Round the clock hustlers, you cannot touch us
I'm gettin' wires, niggas wantin' me dead
Wantin' my head, you think it could be somethin' I said?

Remember me? I just don't give a fuck
Remember me? Yeah, fuck you too
Remember me? I'm low down and I'm shifty
Remember me? I'm Shady

When I go out, I'ma go out shootin'
I don't mean when I die, I mean when I go out to the club, stupid
I'm tryin' to clean up my fuckin' image
So I promised the fuckin' critics
I wouldn't say "fuckin'" for six minutes
(Six minutes, Slim Shady, you're on)
My baby's mom, bitch made me an angry blonde
So I made me a song, killed her and put Hailie on
I may be wrong, I keep thinkin' these crazy thoughts
In my cranium, but I'm stuck with a crazy mom
(Is she really on as much dope as you say she's on?)
Came home and somebody must've broke in the back window
And stole two loaded machine guns and both of my trench coats
Six sick dreams of picnic scenes
Two kids, sixteen, with M-16s and ten clips each
And them shits reach through six kids each
And Slim gets blamed in Bill Clint's speech to fix these streets?!
Fuck that! Pfft, you faggots can vanish to volcanic ash
And reappear in hell with a can of gas and a match
Aftermath, Dre, grab the gat, show 'em where it's at
(What the fuck you starin' at, nigga?)

Don't you remember me?
Remember me?
Remember me?
Remember me? (Slim Shady!)

28Rivals


on Lose Yourself

@elchihuahua420 Damn bro, stay strong "You only get one shot don't miss your chance to blow." Don't let them bring you down in life and keep pushing

Noah


on Till ICollapse

Not Afraid

hope


on The Real Slim Shady

hi

eminem


on Crazy In Love

great song

serenity noble


on Lose Yourself

awesome

serenity noble


on The Real Slim Shady

awesome

serenity noble


on Lose Yourself

i love it
#eminemfan

Mind Space Apocalypse


on ShadyXV

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